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The Education (Assisted Places) (Scotland) Regulations 2001

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PART VIIREQUIREMENTS AS TO SUPPLY OF INFORMATION, FEES ETC.

Supply of information

27.  Each participating school shall supply in writing to the parent of a pupil eligible for an assisted place in its school, on a written request being made therefor, information of the kinds specified in Schedule 3.

Updating of information

28.  Each participating school shall review yearly and revise as necessary its provision of information of the kinds specified in Schedule 3 and such provision shall at all times state the school year to which the information therein referred to relates or refers and shall contain a warning that, although the information given is believed to be correct in relation to that year at a date specified in the provision, it should not be assumed that there will be no change in or affecting the matters covered by the provision–

(a)before the commencement or during the course of the school year in question; or

(b)in relation to subsequent school years.

Fees, etc. payable

29.—(1) In the case of an assisted pupil–

(a)the fees charged by a participating school shall not include a sum paid into a bursary or similar fund; and

(b)the school shall not make it a condition of an assisted pupils' attendance that any payment otherwise than in respect of fees be made to the school or into a fund specified by the school.

(2) This regulation shall have effect subject to any provisions relating to fees in a determination.

Increase in fees

30.  A school shall not increase the fees for assisted pupils unless it has given the Scottish Ministers at least one month’s written notice of its intention so to do and, if within fourteen days of receiving such notice the Scottish Ministers so direct, shall refrain from making, postpone or restrict the amount of the increase as they may then or subsequently require.

Information to Scottish Ministers

31.  Each participating school shall furnish the Scottish Ministers with–

(a)information required to be supplied under regulation 27 revised as necessary in accordance with regulation 28 not later than the end of the school year in which revision is made;

(b)such periodical returns and other information as they may require relating to the school or pupils thereat including in particular information relevant to an intended increase in fees for pupils at the school;

(c)such information as they may require relating to any reimbursement claim or provisional claim submitted in accordance with these Regulations.

School accounts

32.  A participating school shall keep proper accounts and shall, at the request of the Scottish Ministers, furnish them with copies of accounts for such period or periods as they may require duly audited by an independent auditor together with copies of the auditor’s certificate relating thereto.

Revocations

33.  The Regulations specified in Schedule 4 are hereby revoked.

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